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Conference | Symposium

Human - Wildlife conflicts in Africa

Thursday 27 October 2016
Rapenburg 67-73
2311 GJ Leiden
Klein Auditorium

The symposium is organized by the department of Conservation Biology of the Institute of Environmental Sciences, Leiden University (CML), in honor of the retirement of

Prof.dr.ir. Hans H. de Iongh

Hans de Iongh has been involved in conservation biology in the tropics since 1990. He was program coordinator of several university collaborations in Asia and Africa.  He supervised research on large mammal conservation, human -wildlife conflicts, sustainable forest management and natural resource use.  His main subject was large predators in relation to human-wildlife conflicts in Africa and Asia. Through his active role in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature(IUCN), he made an effort to contribute to the conservation of these magnificent animals. Besides his scientific work, he was also much involved in management, especially the participation for the trade union VAWO in the meetings (lokaal overleg) with the university board.


Lectures will take 15-20 minutes, with a discussion of 5-10 minutes, and will be held in English.

12.45 - 13.15           welcome and coffee
13.15 - 13.30 opening by the chair Prof.dr. Geert de Snoo
13.30 - 14.00 prof. dr.  Herbert Prins: Competition between large grazers and cattle in the African savanna
14.00 - 14.30 dr. Pricelia Tumenta: Human - Large carnivores conflicts in Africa
14.30 - 15.00   prof.dr. Gerard Persoon & Shekhar Kolipaka MSc: Little Africa in India: human-wildlife conflicts in Panna Tiger Reserve
15.00 - 15.30 tea break
15.30 - 16.00 dr. Maarten Schrama: Human – Wildlife Conflicts and vector borne diseases
16.00 - 16.30 dr. Rinny Kooi: Role of Trade Unions in universities
16.30 - 17.00 prof.dr.ir. Hans de Iongh: Visions on Human - Wildlife Conflicts in Africa and beyond
17.00 - 17.15 summary by the chair
17.15 - 19.00 reception in the orangerie
19.00 - 22.00 dinner for invited guests


Registration and Costs

Registration for the symposium is not possible anymore because the maximum number of people have been reached.  No costs for participation of the symposium are involved.


In the direct vicinity of the Academiegebouw and the Hortus, possibilities for parking are very limited. Check the Leiden website on parking and free bus service to the Academiegebouw: http://www.stadsparkeerplan.com/


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